Buffalo Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing

Cold hard fact: I've put on some serious COVID weight. There are a number of reasons, but I think it's because I used to buy a salad for lunch 4-5 days a week, and it's time to reincorporate salads into the repertoire!


Additional fact: This isn't the healthiest salad, but it's definitely healthier than a store salad some people buy smothered in real ranch dressing and mixed with bacon and more cheese. I feel good about it. Get off my back about it :D


Buffalo Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Cashew Ranch Dressing

Source: Eating Bird Food | Serves: 2-4 | Time: 40 min


Changes: quick soaked the cashews


Ingredients


Salad

3–4 cups #cauliflower florets

1 15 oz can of #chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry

2 tsp avocado oil

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce

4 cups fresh romaine, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/4 cup red onion, sliced


Dressing

1/2 cup raw #cashews (quick soaked for 20 minutes in just boiled water)

1/2 cup fresh water

2 tsp dried dill

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

pinch of black pepper


Instructions

Preheat oven to 450°F.


Add cauliflower, chickpeas, oil, pepper and salt to large bowl and toss to coat.


Pour mixture on to a baking sheet or stone. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from the oven, pour sauce over the mixture and toss to coat. Roast for another 10-15 minutes or until chickpeas are crispy and cauliflower is roasted to your liking. Remove from oven.


While cauliflower is roasting, make your dressing. Add soaked and drained cashews into a high powered blender or food processor with 1/2 cup water, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.


Prep salads by grabbing two bowls. Adding half of the lettuce, celery, and red onion. Top with roasted buffalo cauliflower and chickpeas.


Drizzle on dressing and enjoy!


Journal


March 1


Food & Drink

6 glasses of water

2 cups of coffee

Coconut yogurt with an orange

Spinach soup with bread

Leftover sweet potato biscuit

An orange

Tonight's recipe

Pib of dark chocolate


Exercise

15 min strength training

1 mile walk

2 mile walk

9,763 total steps


February 28


Food & Drink

5 glasses of water

1 diet coke

2 cups of coffee Sweet potato biscuits with poached eggs and apple pesto

Spinach flatbread

Piece of garlic bread

Banana


Exercise

3 mile walk

9,854 total steps

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